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Job Title:
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, RPT

Posted Date:
5/15/2019
Closing Date:
5/21/2019
Functional Discipline:
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Job Description
VACANCY DETAILS

VACANCY NUMBER: 0000015939JF

JOB TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, RPT
STATUS: REGULAR PART TIME
DEPARTMENT: NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
LOCATION: ST. CATHARINES SITE
HOURS OF WORK: TO BE DETERMINED

POSTING DATE: 15 May 2019
CLOSING DATE: 21 May 2019

UNION: ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEE'S UNION
WAGE RANGE: 33.010 to 45.760

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
Working to promote excellence, quality patient/client-centered care and high professional standards, the Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the provision and delivery of quality Occupational Therapy Services within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Through the provision of care for premature and/or medically complex infants, the Occupational Therapist strives to maximize developmental outcomes, support infant mental health and facilitate family interaction. The objective of the Occupational Therapist is to provide safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge, the technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect.

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
o Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.
o Applies knowledge, skills, judgment and competencies required for safe, independent and inter-professional practice by meeting professional practice standards as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
o Demonstrated ability to provide evaluation and treatment of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to psychosocial, neurological, and musculoskeletal aspects of neonatal care.
o Demonstrated ability to complete developmental assessments and treatment plans.
o Knowledge of implementation of therapeutic interventions to optimize development or prevent complications associated with prematurity and/or prolonged hospitalization; splinting as needed.
o Demonstrated ability to provide and sustain education to other members of the interprofessional team regarding patient therapy goals and neuro-developmental care.
o Demonstrated ability to facilitate successful transitions in coordination with community partners for infants and families upon discharge from hospital.
o Applies Niagara Health values and professional practice standards to patient/client centred care and service.
o Demonstrated commitment to patient/client centred care.
o Evidence of effective organizational, interpersonal, communication, judgment and decision-making skills.
o Integrates reflection, critical thinking, education and relevant practical experience in problem solving.
o Evidence of accurate and timely documentation according to best practice guidelines.
o Must be able to bend, reach, lift and transfer patients on a frequent basis throughout the day.
o Ability to work effectively both independently and within an interdisciplinary team.
o Flexible, self-directed and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
o Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Programs.
o Consistent and regular attendance required.

Recruitment Specialist: Jen Freeman; (Please apply through eRecruit; Inquiries only: jennifer.freeman@niagarahealth.on.ca)

Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.